Need a little help with portion control this holiday? Here’s a very simple way to keep up with your portion control guidelines. All you have to remember is your traffic light signs.
1.Green Light: Get 2 servings of a non-starchy vegetable.
Examples of Non-starchy vegetables
2. Yellow Light: Get 1 serving of a starchy vegetable or grain (bread products).
Examples of starchy vegetables are:
- Green Beans
3. Red Light: Get 1 serving of a meat or meat-substitute.
- Vegetarian Substitute
So, a Thanksgiving meal would like this:
Non-Starchy Vegetable: Green Beans & Yams
Starchy Vegetable/Grain: Biscuit
or like this:
Non-Starchy Vegetable: Serving of Sweet Potato Souffle (or try our Sweet Potato Puff) & Green Beans
Starchy Vegetable/Grain: Dinner roll
Think you can try it? Have questions? Feel free to share in the comments below! (PS If you need holiday recipe ideas, Precise Portions has an eBook for that!)